Rules and Regulations
CUBS CHARITIES 50/50 RAFFLE
2021 OFFICIAL RULES
OFFICIAL RULES: By participating in any Cubs Charities 50/50 Raffle (each, a “Raffle”), entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be binding and final as to all matters related to such Raffle. Each Raffle is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.
SPONSOR: Chicago Cubs Charities, 1060 W. Addison Street, Chicago, IL 60613 (d/b/a Cubs Charities).
RAFFLES: Unless otherwise determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, Sponsor will operate one (1) or more Raffles per Chicago Cubs game played at Wrigley Field during the 2021 Major League Baseball season and postseason (the “2021 Season”), or one (1) or more Raffles over a series of consecutive Chicago Cubs games played at Wrigley Field during the 2021 Season. Sponsor may also operate one or more Raffles during other major events at Wrigley Field, during Chicago Cubs games played outside Wrigley Field, or at other times throughout 2021 in its discretion, in which case the times and locations of Raffle ticket sales, drawing, and announcement of a winning Raffle ticket will be subject to change as announced by Sponsor in connection with such Raffle.
ODDS: The odds of winning depend on the number of tickets purchased in the applicable Raffle.
PRIZES: The more Raffle tickets purchased, the larger the prize. For each Raffle, one (1) winner will receive a cash prize of half (i.e. 50%) of the Net Proceeds of such Raffle. “Net Proceeds” means, with respect to each Raffle, the gross receipts from the conduct of such Raffle, less the reasonable operating expenses incurred by Sponsor as a result of operating such Raffle.
REMAINING PROCEEDS: The remaining 50% of the Net Proceeds of each Raffle will benefit Sponsor, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS:
- In Person.* For Raffles conducted during Chicago Cubs games played at Wrigley Field, Raffle tickets may be purchased in person from the time Wrigley Field gates open to fans through the eighth (8th) inning of the game from uniformed Raffle ticket sellers located throughout Wrigley Field and its vicinity. If Sponsor chooses to operate a Raffle over a series of consecutive Chicago Cubs games at Wrigley Field, Raffle tickets may be purchased in person while Wrigley Field gates are open for each game of such series through the eighth (8th) inning of the final game of such series. For regulation games consisting of only seven innings, in-person sales will continue through the sixth (6th) inning. Tickets for Raffles operated during other major events at Wrigley Field or at other times in Sponsor’s discretion will be available for purchase as announced by Sponsor in connection with such Raffle, and may not be available for purchase in person.
*Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person sales of Raffle tickets are subject to change in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion and without prior notice to the public. Raffle tickets will remain available for purchase online in accordance with these Rules and other public announcements by Sponsor.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, exact times and locations of Raffle ticket sales will be determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion and may change from time to time. ALL METHODS OF PURCHASE MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES. Raffle tickets are non-refundable. Sponsor may suspend or stop the sale of Raffle tickets at any time in its sole discretion. THE RAFFLE IS VOID OUTSIDE THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, AND WHEREVER PROHIBITED BY LAW.
ELIGIBILITY TO ENTER: Raffle tickets may be purchased ONLY BY INDIVIDUAL PERSONS WHO ARE EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER as of the date of purchase. The following persons are NOT ELIGIBLE to win any Prize: current employees, officers, directors, members, shareholders, partners, and agents of Sponsor, Chicago Cubs Baseball Club, LLC, the other MLB Entities, Wrigley Field Enterprises, LLC, Bump Worldwide Inc., any third party payment processor involved in the Raffle and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates (collectively, the "Ineligible Parties"), and household members of any Ineligible Party. “MLB Entities” means the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball (“BOC”), its Bureaus, Committees, Subcommittees and Councils, MLB Advanced Media, L.P. (“MLB”), Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., The MLB Network, LLC, the Major League Baseball Clubs (“Clubs”), each of their parent, subsidiary, affiliated and related entities, any entity which, now or in the future, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the Clubs or the BOC, and the owners, general and limited partners, shareholders, directors, officers, employees and agents of the foregoing entities.
DRAWING: One (1) winning ticket number will be randomly selected by Sponsor for each Raffle. For any Raffle conducted during a Chicago Cubs game, the Raffle will be closed at the end of the game or, in the case of a series of consecutive games, at the end of the final game of the series. If a game is suspended, canceled or postponed after the Raffle for such game has been opened, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (i) suspend the Raffle temporarily until resumption of the applicable game or (ii) close the Raffle at another designated time. Any Raffle conducted during a delayed game will remain open until the conclusion of such game, unless the game is later suspended, canceled or postponed. In the event of a suspended, canceled or postponed game, purchasers should refer to www.Cubs.com/Raffle for specific announcements regarding the Raffle. For any Raffle not conducted in connection with a Chicago Cubs game or series, the Raffle will be closed in accordance with the timing announced by Sponsor in connection with such Raffle. In all cases, the winning ticket number will be selected and posted online along with the prize amount at www.Cubs.com/Raffle within forty-eight (48) hours of the close of the Raffle. This information will also be available by phone through the Chicago Cubs Fan Services Team at 773-388-8270 or 800-THE-CUBS. Participants need not be present at the drawing to win or to claim the prize.
HOW TO CLAIM A PRIZE: To present a winning Raffle ticket and exchange copies of all required documentation, individuals must contact the Chicago Cubs Fan Services Team at 773-388-8270 or 800-THE-CUBS or by sending an email to email@example.com. The original winning Raffle ticket must be provided along with the completed required documentation to claim the prize. No photocopies or other reproductions will be accepted. For online purchases, a printed copy of the winning Raffle ticket must be presented at the time of redemption. The winning number on the Raffle ticket must be visible, complete, and fully legible. In addition to presenting a valid winning Raffle ticket, a potential winner must present/complete the following items to claim the prize: (i) a valid government-issued photo identification showing age of eighteen (18) years or older as of the date of purchase; (ii) a signed Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability and, except where prohibited, Publicity in a form determined by Sponsor; and (iii) tax identification information and completion of all required federal, state and local income tax forms. ALL WINNINGS MUST BE CLAIMED AND ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS PRESENTED TO SPONSOR WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS OF THE APPLICABLE RAFFLE DRAWING. Failure to claim the prize, to submit any required document within the specified time period, or any other noncompliance with these Official Rules may result in disqualification and forfeiture of the prize. The prize will be paid to a qualified winner within sixty (60) days of such individual’s successfully claiming the prize, less any required tax withholding amounts. IN THE EVENT OF FORFEITURE OR UNCLAIMED PRIZE, THE PRIZE AMOUNT WILL BE PAID TO SPONSOR.
VALIDITY AND ELIGIBILITY OF RAFFLE TICKETS: Sponsor shall be the sole judge of the validity and eligibility of all Raffle tickets and required documentation. Raffle tickets which have been or appear to have been tampered with are void. Raffle tickets presented by any purchaser who has violated these Official Rules in any manner are void. All Raffle ticket purchases are final, and Sponsor will not issue any refunds or replacements.
TAXES: All federal, state and local income taxes are the sole responsibility of the individual winners. Any required tax withholding amounts will be withheld by Sponsor from the total prize amount.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: The Released Parties (defined below under "RELEASE OF LIAIBLITY") are not responsible for (1) Raffle tickets that are stolen, lost, damaged, illegible, given away or no longer in the purchaser's possession, (2) Raffle tickets that have been or may have been tampered with or transferred in violation of these Official Rules; (3) attempted online purchases, payments or any other Raffle-related communications which are lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, delayed, misdirected, undelivered, not fully captured, or garbled as a result of any failure or problem whatsoever with the availability, functionality, operability or use of any network, server, ISP, website (including the Website), Internet connection, computer, telephone, cable or satellite modem or connection, hand-held mobile device or any other computer equipment or connection, whether or not caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by viruses, worms, or malfunctions affecting a network, server, ISP or any equipment or programming used in or associated with the Raffle; (4) the inability of a purchaser or prospective purchaser of Raffle ticket to connect or stay connected to the Internet, to log on to the Website, or to participate in or complete any online communication or activity related to the Raffle; (5) any other errors of any kind, whether human, typographical, printing, mechanical, or electronic in nature, which relate to or are connected with the Raffle (collectively, as described in clauses (1) through (5), "Errors"), including without limitation, Errors in Raffle-related materials or in the administration of the Raffle, such as Errors in processing Raffle entries, identifying potential winners, determining official winners, or announcing or delivering prizes; or (6) any injury or damage to any person's electronic device related to or resulting from participation in this Raffle, the use of the Website, or the downloading of any materials from the Website. If any portion of the Raffle is compromised, in Sponsor's sole judgment, by a virus, worm, bug, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in Sponsor's sole judgment, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Raffle, or the proper submission or capture of Raffle entries (collectively, a "Compromising Event"), then Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend, modify or terminate the Raffle, and to select the winner from among all eligible, non-suspect Raffle entries received before the known occurrence or discovery of such Compromising Event. Sponsor may also determine to refund all Raffle ticket purchases in lieu of naming an official winner. Anyone who tampers with or abuses any aspect of the Raffle or the Website, as determined in Sponsor's sole judgment, will be disqualified from participation in the Raffle and, if applicable, will be deemed to have forfeited all claims to any prize. Tampering and abuse includes, without limitation, (i) circumventing any geofencing restrictions on online Raffle ticket purchases and (ii) disputing a valid debit or credit card transaction in connection with a Raffle ticket purchase. ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR APP ASSOCIATED WITH THE RAFFLE OR TO UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE RAFFLE MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SPONSOR AND ITS AGENTS AND MLB RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES AND OTHER REASONABLE COSTS AND EXPENSES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SUCH ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEXT EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY: By participating in the Raffle, each participant agrees the Released Parties, as defined below, will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be indemnified, released and held harmless by each participant against, any liability for injuries, losses, costs, expenses or damages of any kind, including damages for death, personal injury, property damage or property loss, resulting from, whether in whole or in part or directly or indirectly, participation in this Raffle or the acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any Raffle ticket or prize. “Released Parties” means Sponsor, Chicago Cubs Baseball Club, LLC, the other MLB Entities, any third party payment processor involved in the Raffle, Bump Worldwide Inc., any presenting or sponsoring partner of the Raffle, each of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, owners, partners, contractors, agents, and advertising and promotion partners and agencies, and all officers, directors, employees, representatives, shareholders, members, consultants and agents of the foregoing.
PUBLICITY/INFORMATION RELEASE: By participating in the Raffle, each participant agrees Sponsor may share his/her name, contact information, and transaction information (i.e., number and date of Raffle tickets purchased) with any presenting or sponsoring partner of the Raffle. In addition, each winner, by accepting a prize, grants Sponsor, Sponsor's designees and affiliates and any presenting or sponsoring partner of the Raffle, including without limitation Chicago Cubs Baseball Club, LLC, Marquee Sports Network, LLC, and MLB full permission, except where legally prohibited, to use such winner's name, address (city and state only), photograph, personal statements, voice and/or other likeness and prize information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further compensation and without notice, review or approval, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, and on the Internet and world wide web, in perpetuity.
COPYRIGHT: All Raffle materials are property of Sponsor and may not be copied, reproduced or used for any purpose without Sponsor's express prior written consent.
GOVERNING LAW; SEVERABILITY; WAIVER: The Raffle and these Official Rules shall be subject to and governed by the laws of the State of Illinois. If a court of competent jurisdiction finds any term, condition, or provision of these Official Rules, or their application to a particular persons or circumstances, is invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, then such term, condition or provision shall be deemed to be restated to reflect as nearly as possible the original intentions of the Official Rules in accordance with applicable law and the remainder of these Official Rules, and the application of all of these Official Rules to other persons or circumstances, shall not be affected by such determination, and shall remain enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsor to enforce at any time any provision of the Official Rules shall not be considered a waiver of such provision or any other provision and shall not deprive Sponsor of the right thereafter to enforce such provision or any other provision.
MANDATORY ARBITRATION AGREEMENT; CLASS ACTION WAIVER: Any claim, other than a claim by Sponsor, that is not resolved informally must be resolved in accordance with the below arbitration provisions. Unless prohibited by federal law, each purchaser of a Raffle ticket (any such individual, “Purchaser”), including, without limitation, any winner of a Raffle, agrees to arbitrate any and all claims and disputes relating in any way to such purchase or the selection of a winner or delivery or awarding of the Prize (“Arbitration Claims”), except for Arbitration Claims concerning the validity, scope or enforceability of this arbitration provision, through BINDING INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION. This Arbitration Agreement involves interstate commerce and shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16 (“FAA”), and not by state law.
In any Arbitration Claim to be resolved by arbitration, neither of Purchaser or Sponsor will be able to have a court or jury trial or participate in a class action or class arbitration. Other rights that Purchaser and Sponsor would have in court will not be available or will be more limited in arbitration, including the right to appeal. Purchaser WAIVES THE RIGHT TO A COURT OR JURY TRIAL. ALL DISPUTES SHALL BE ARBITRATED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, AND NOT AS A CLASS ACTION, REPRESENTATIVE ACTION, CLASS ARBITRATION OR ANY SIMILAR PROCEEDING. The arbitrator(s) may not consolidate the claims of multiple parties.
Arbitrations shall be administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) pursuant to the applicable AAA rules in effect at the time the arbitration is initiated except to the extent modified by these rules. If AAA is unable or unwilling to arbitrate a dispute, then the dispute may be referred to any other arbitration organization or arbitrator the parties both agree upon in writing or that is appointed pursuant to section 5 of the FAA. The arbitration shall take place in Chicago, Illinois. In any claim by Purchaser, the arbitrator shall be authorized to award a monetary amount no greater than the actual amount of the prize to which Purchaser is entitled, if any, pursuant to these rules or applicable law, and no other award. The arbitrator’s authority is limited to Purchaser and Sponsor alone, except as otherwise specifically stated herein. No arbitration decision will have any preclusive effect as to non-parties. The arbitrator’s decision shall be final and binding. The parties agree that this arbitration provision extends to any other parties involved in any Arbitration Claims, including, but not limited to, the Released Parties. This arbitration provision shall take precedence over the rules of the arbitration organization or arbitrator in the event of any conflict.
Sponsor will be responsible for paying all arbitration fees other than the amount of filing fees Purchaser would have incurred in state or federal court in Illinois, whichever is less. Sponsor may exercise any lawful rights to seek provisional remedies or self-help, without waiving the right to arbitrate by doing so. Notwithstanding any other provision herein, if the foregoing class action waiver and prohibition against class arbitration is determined to be invalid or unenforceable with respect to any particular matter, then this entire arbitration provision shall be void with respect to such matter. If any portion of this arbitration provision other than the class action waiver and prohibition against class arbitration is deemed invalid or unenforceable, it shall not invalidate the remaining portions of this arbitration provision.
Prior to initiating an arbitration proceeding under this arbitration provision, Purchaser shall give Sponsor written notice of the Arbitration Claim (a “Claim Notice”) and a reasonable opportunity, not less than thirty (30) days, to resolve the Arbitration Claim. Any Claim Notice to Sponsor shall be sent by mail to Chicago Cubs Charities, Attn: Office of the General Counsel, Re: Arbitration Claim, 1060 West Addison Street, Chicago, IL 60613. Any Claim Notice must (a) identify Purchaser by name, address, email address, and telephone number; (b) explain the nature of the Arbitration Claim and the relief demanded; and (c) be submitted only on behalf of Purchaser, and not on behalf of any other party. Purchaser must reasonably cooperate in providing any information about the Arbitration Claim that Sponsor reasonably requests and must give Sponsor a reasonable opportunity to respond to the demand for relief. The provisions of this section, MANDATORY ARBITRATION AGREEMENT; CLASS ACTION WAIVER shall not apply to claims by Sponsor.